We have reached day seven of these European Championships and the second round of the group stage is in full swing.
Italy became the first team to reach the knockout round thanks to a 3-0 victory over Switzerland. Manuel Locatelli scored two goals and Ciro Immobile added a third as Italy extended their unbeaten streak to 29 games, a shortfall on the team record. 0 win over Turkey after Aleksei Miranchuk finally made Russia smile at Euro 2020, with a stunning finish to beat Finland 1-0. Thursday kicks off in Bucharest as Ukraine and North Macedonia, both beaten in their opening games, attempt to face Austria in the late game ahead of the Netherlands. In between is Denmark, which is trying to score points in its first game since Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest and Belgium delayed the round of 16.
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Eriksen homage planned
Denmark and Belgium celebrate Christian Eriksen’s continued recovery from cardiac arrest with a tribute in the 10th minute of today’s game.
Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is Eriksen’s team-mate at Inter Milan, while center-backs Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen have spent many seasons with the Dane at Tottenham.
Lukaku announced that if the ball is thrown out of play, play will be paused in the 10th minute – as the midfielder is wearing the Danish national team’s number 10 jersey – as a token of respect.
Italy in the last 16
Manuel Locatelli scored two goals in Italy’s 3-0 victory over Switzerland and advanced to the second round of the European Championship with one game to go.
Locatelli’s first goal came after a textbook exchange with Sassuolo team-mate Domenico Berardi in the middle of the first half in Rome. His second came with a long and low shot shortly after the break that immobilized the Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
Ciro Immobile scored the last goal from a long distance in 89th place.
At the beginning of the game, Giorgio Chiellini canceled a goal because of a handball via video review. Then the Italian captain was eliminated with an apparent left thigh injury.
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14 o’clock: Ukraine vs North Macedonia, Bucharest
17 o’clock: Denmark vs Belgium, Copenhagen
8 pm: Netherlands vs. Austria, Amsterdam
It is already SEVEN day at Euro 2020.
Italy is through, who will make it to the knockout round today?
Mario Fernandes escapes serious injury
Russia have confirmed that Mario Fernandes sustained no spinal injury after his bad fall in the 1-0 Group B victory over Finland in St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
Full-back Fernandes had a serious fall in the first half after an aerial duel in which he fell on his back and neck. The 30-year-old was taken from the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital for an examination.
“Fernandes was suspected of having an injury to his thoracic spine,” said the Russian team.
“According to the scan results, Fernandes has no spinal injury. He flies with the team to Moscow and is looked after by the doctors of the Russian national team. “
Scotland a “dangerous enemy”
Former England captain Terry Butcher says Gareth Southgate’s side must forget their successful Euro 2020 start and focus on beating Scotland.
“I think Scotland will be a dangerous enemy – they still are, even more so, now they have lost the first game,” he told PA news agency.
“They would feel unhappy if they lost the first game because there was nothing between the teams but the finish. I thought they looked good, I thought they looked good and they will certainly give England a hard time on Friday . ” .
“England have to forget the game against Croatia and forget everything else because this game is taking care of itself, it’s England-Scotland’s own merit.”
We’re on the road again in Saint Petersburg.
Finland 0-1 Russia
The hosts have the breakthrough. A fine finish from Aleksey Miranchuk gives Russia the lead just before the break.
Robertson: Let’s prove to doubters that they’re wrong
Andy Robertson says Scotland are keen to show what they can against rivals England and earn respect.
The two old rivals will meet at Wembley Stadium on Friday. Scotland want to recover after the defeat in the opening game against the Czech Republic. England will try to reach six points from two games after beating Croatia last time.
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Robertson knows the size of the occasion and the Liverpool full-back is keen to use it to get his nation the attention it deserves.
“I think we’re probably more respected now because we qualified for a tournament, but we’re still not as respected as we’d all like,” said Robertson.
“A chance to play England is a chance to show what we can do to people who doubt Scottish football. We gave them a tough game in 2017 and will need the same level of performance as we did this evening. “
Finland appear to have taken the lead with a great header from Pohjanpalo but are ruled out by VAR for offside.